"Drawn just above ground level and clad in spectacular ceremonial costume, Goble's stylized figures seem appropriately larger than life, and the Lakota prayers and comments he quotes further enhance the reverent tone. (Picture book/folklore. 7-11)"
Goble (The Return of the Buffaloes, 1996, etc.) prefaces the story of the first pipe, "the most important of all Lakota sacred legends," with a Great Flood legend, then appends an account of the meaning attached to the pipe and its parts, along with a finely detailed drawing of a pipe in his possession.
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